Thinking about someone that I admire and what makes them able to do what they do. One answer is that they act without fear. Generally we get a lot of chances in life. If you look at people that have done amazing things or built amazing businesses, they usually do not get it right on [...]
The efficiency with which we schedule our time can vary greatly depending on the task at hand. How often do you evaluate how you work? Do you try different methods to manage your time? That might be tasks at different times in the day, or only scheduling meetings on certain days? Perhaps you are able [...]
I listened to this podcast with the Rad Power Bikes founder, and now I'm dreaming of having one to get around town! I can be the biking attorney, motoring into meetings at my downtown office to avoid finding parking, and delivering documents to clients on bike. How often might you be able to sub an [...]
Do those you care about know how much you care? I am honored in my role as an estate planning attorney to talk to family members about their loved ones. I get to see the dynamics and sometimes I get to interview them so that they can share their values and stories with others. It [...]
When I was in college as an economics major, I wrote my thesis about how what we measure controls the decisions that we make. I explored, for example, countries focusing on GDP versus those countries that have a happiness index. In the same way that we manage what we measure, we make different decisions based [...]
Sharing a really great podcast today, an interview with Guy Raz. He started the Ted Radio Hour and How I Built This, and the interview is deep, thoughtful, and touching. It includes an interesting discussion about news reporting, and would also appeal to anyone interested in starting a business.
I had a conversation with someone that went like this: "I have wanted to visit Alaska for years and we were planning to this summer. My son planned the trip for 2 years and then surprised me with it. But then people started canceling on us. Our glacier kayak trip canceled, our Airbnb host decided [...]
Watching the news and spending time scrolling social media is a choice. It is not how we have to spend our time, nor the only way to be informed. Today maybe a good day to reflect in inner peace regardless of other temptations.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, we generally resist change even when our heads know that we want the change. To grow will involve change. And what is a life without continual growth?
How do we communicate with others? What and how will get through to those you want to get your message? I always think that people are going to read the emails I send, and yet I skim most of the emails I receive, even important ones. At least sometimes. We are always in a hurry [...]